KEITA OGAWA, Japanese (Percussionist/Drummer)
Hailing originally from Nagasaki, Japan, Keita Ogawa is one of the most versatile and sought-after drummers & percussionists in New York City. He has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music including: Yo-Yo Ma, the Assad Brothers, Osvaldo Golijov, Danilo Perez, Benny Green, as well as the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and others. He is a proud member of the Grammy Award winning-band, Snarky Puppy.
Keita can play virtually any percussion instrument and musical style with fluency and unparalleled musicality. A prolific youth leader, he has set an example for the next generation of world-class musicians. Keita exhibits his rare talent and passion for crossing musical borders and uniting cultural differences with a warm smile and an open heart.